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    Applying for your NI number: Don’t go it alone
    Jun 12, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • london-thames-big-ben
    10 reasons why London is still our favourite city
    May 04, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • man-working-at-home
    Get the most out of being a contractor in the UK by following these simple steps
    Mar 15, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
  • tax-hand-magnifying-glass
    Reap the benefits of submitting your Self Assessment tax return early
    Mar 02, 2018  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • students-graduating
    UK student visas: Here's how you can get one
    Feb 22, 2018  |  by John Dunn
  • students-school-chalk-board
    Get your child into state-funded school in the UK
    Feb 21, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • medical-cross-and-heart
    The NHS vs Medicare: Which is better?
    Jan 30, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
  • big-ben-london-at-night
    What is the cost of living in London in 2018?
    Jan 25, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
  • house-key
    To rent in the UK, you absolutely need to have the right to rent
    Jan 19, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • man-making-more-money
    This is how contractors can take home more cash
    Jan 09, 2018  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
 
 
  • Tax

    What HMRC’s proposed IR35 tweaks mean for contractors in the public sector

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Sep 14, 2016
    HMRC is aiming to clamp down on contractors and self-employed workers who are not paying the correct amount of tax. Their efforts could see 90% of contractors either move to the private sector or increase their fees to compensate for the costs.
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    Don’t put it in writing: Australian artist deported from the UK for jottings

    by Sam Hopwood | Sep 14, 2016
    Jody Cleaver entered the UK in August, in the midst of a five month Eurotrip, only to be sent back to Australia from London’s Stansted Airport. After being stopped by officials, she was detained overnight and deported based on information authorities found in her travel journal.
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  • Move to the UK

    London is the international capital

    by 1st Contact | Sep 12, 2016
    With nearly 40% of Londoners born outside the UK, it’s no surprise that London is known as the international capital. In recent years, it has also displaced New York as “The Greatest City in the World”. Let’s take a look at this global city in more detail.
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    Never mind London, Manchester is perfect for UK contractors and freelancers

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Sep 09, 2016
    Many young professionals travel to the UK with the hope of starting a lucrative freelance career. These go-getters usually head straight for London, but as we’ve said before, the UK has more than one vibrant, international city. Let’s talk about Manchester.
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    Brexit could make Tier 2 immigration to the UK easier for Australians

    by Sam Hopwood | Aug 31, 2016
    Australia’s High Commissioner to the UK, Alexander Downer, is attempting to use Brexit as an opportunity to negotiate a better deal for Aussies looking to move to the UK.
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  • Australia

    Australia plans to increase tax on working holiday visa holders

    by Sam Hopwood | Aug 30, 2016
    The Australian Federal government has planned to introduce an adjustment to the tax free threshold for non-resident workers. With the commencement originally announced for July 2016, debates between the country’s major political parties has delayed the implementation to January 2017.
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  • UK IT jobs on the rise

    UK IT jobs on the rise

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Aug 30, 2016
    While it may come as a surprise to many, the first IT jobs data for the period immediately after the UK’s Brexit decision indicates that hirers in the sector are thriving.
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    The top places for young professionals to live in the UK

    by 1st Contact | Aug 30, 2016
    While it may come as no surprise that more than three quarters of the most desirable places for young professionals to live in the country are in London, it’s the South Coast that continued to dominate for the second year in a row.
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  • Money

    How to apply for a business bank account if you’re a contractor

    by Kobus Van den Bergh | Aug 25, 2016
    Contractors looking to open a business bank account for their limited company should be warned that it will take some time. Due to the UK’s anti-money laundering regulations, opening this type of account often involves a lot of paperwork and face-to-face meetings.
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  • Comparing govt schools inthe UK and SA

    Comparing government schools in the UK and South Africa

    by 1st Contact | Aug 22, 2016
    If you’re moving to the UK with your family, it might be worthwhile to compare the school systems in South Africa and the UK. We take a look at the basic similarities and differences between government schools in both countries.
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  • london-bus-ben
    Applying for your NI number: Don’t go it alone
    Jun 12, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • london-thames-big-ben
    10 reasons why London is still our favourite city
    May 04, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • man-working-at-home
    Get the most out of being a contractor in the UK by following these simple steps
    Mar 15, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
  • tax-hand-magnifying-glass
    Reap the benefits of submitting your Self Assessment tax return early
    Mar 02, 2018  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • students-graduating
    UK student visas: Here's how you can get one
    Feb 22, 2018  |  by John Dunn
  • students-school-chalk-board
    Get your child into state-funded school in the UK
    Feb 21, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • medical-cross-and-heart
    The NHS vs Medicare: Which is better?
    Jan 30, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
  • big-ben-london-at-night
    What is the cost of living in London in 2018?
    Jan 25, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
  • house-key
    To rent in the UK, you absolutely need to have the right to rent
    Jan 19, 2018  |  by Leanne Shrosbree
  • man-making-more-money
    This is how contractors can take home more cash
    Jan 09, 2018  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
 
 

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